Phenomenology in Psychotherapy: An interview with Yannis ToussulisJun 11th, 2013 | By Marc Applebaum | Category: Feature
This interview with Yannis Toussulis is the first in a series of conversations about the role phenomenology, both descriptive and hermeneutic, plays in clinical practice. Yannis Toussulis received his PhD in Psychology from Saybrook Graduate School in 1995. His dissertation, supervised by Amedeo Giorgi, was entitled “Faith as A Lived-Experience: A Phenomenological Study”. He is a licensed psychotherapist (MFT #11962) who has been in private practice for over 35 years, and who currently lives in Emeryville, California. He taught Psychology, Mythology, Comparative Religion, and Culture Studies at Antioch University/West where he served as Co-Director of the Consciousness Studies Program. He taught the psychology of intercultural conflict as an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of International Policy Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies for eleven years.
I found this discussion intriguing. It feels to me often as an MFT, that our task in some ways, psychotherapeutically is to help our clients to explicate their own content (conscious and unconscious) real-time in an interactive relational manner to make new meaning. It is delightful to hear Dr. Applebaum’s and Dr. Yannis Toussulis’ conversation. It feels important and I’m excited to see where the links between ideas take us.
This blog-post is all about the processes of psychotherapy.Its a better treatment of mental disorder by psychological rather than medical means.Thank you so much for sharing this post.